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Morning Star Industries, Inc.’s mission is to provide the most compelling shopping experience for our customers, so at Morning Star Industries, Inc. we want you to feel safe while visiting a partner site or a site that we develop or manage.
1. The types of personally identifiable information collected about you during your relationship with Morning Star Industries, Inc..
2. How we use and share the information that we collect from you.
3. The choices you have about the collection, use and sharing of your personally identifiable information.
4. The types of security procedures we take to safeguard your personally identifiable information.
5. Other information.
1. Types of Personally Identifiable Information Collected by Morning Star Industries, Inc.
While you visit Morning Star Industries, Inc. we collect various types of personally identifiable information (PII). Here are the types of information we gather:
a. Information You Provide Us.
Much of the personally identifiable information we receive comes directly from customers who are interested in obtaining various products and services by shopping at Morning Star Industries, Inc.. Typically, this information includes your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. We may also collect other types of information such as gender, age, number of children, and personal interests, which we may associate with personally identifiable information. If you purchase products or services from Morning Star Industries, Inc. we will note, for example, credit card information, the type of services or products ordered or purchased, and the date of the order or purchase. We collect personal information when you register, log on, or visit our sites, including when you participate in activities on our sites, such as by placing an order, completing a user registration form or online survey, creating an address book, using our Shopping or Gift Services (including eGifts, Gift Certificates, Gift Registry, Bridal Registry, Reminder Service), or participating in a rebate offer, game, promotion, contest or sweepstakes.
b. Information From Others.
c. Information Collected Through Technology.
We collect information through technology to make Morning Star Industries, Inc. more interesting and useful to you. For instance, when you come to one of the Morning Star Industries, Inc. sites, we collect your IP address. An IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses to collect information regarding the frequency with which our customers visit various parts of our sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information as more fully described in paragraph 1a. above.
The Morning Star Industries, Inc. sites use a variety of technical methods for tracking purposes, including web beacons. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of sites. We may use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our sites, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our sites. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. We also use these technical methods in HTML emails that we send our customers to determine whether customers have opened those emails and/or clicked on links in those emails. The information from use of these technical methods may be collected in a form that is personally identifiable.
2. How We Use and Share the Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
a. Use by Morning Star Industries, Inc..
Morning Star Industries, Inc. may use personally identifiable information for Operational Uses such as helping to establish and verify the identity of users; opening, maintaining, administering and servicing user accounts; processing, servicing or enforcing transactions and sending related service communications; providing services and support to users such as eGifts, Gift Certificates, Gift Registry, Bridal Registry, Reminders, rebates, contests, sweepstakes, and address books; improving the web site, including tailoring it to users’ preferences; providing users with service or product updates, promotional notices and offers; responding to your questions, inquiries, comments and instructions; and maintaining the security and integrity of our systems. Morning Star Industries, Inc. may also use personally identifiable information to provide offers, promotions and product updates to you via standard mail. Your email address may be used by Morning Star Industries, Inc. or any subsidiary, parent or other coroporation into which Morning Star Industries, Inc. merges or is otherwise acquired or sold, in whole or in part.
Morning Star Industries, Inc. welcomes you to post reviews, comments, articles, stories and other appropriate content; send ecards and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information. Information or content submitted may be used by Morning Star Industries, Inc. or its affiliates to provide other consumers with product reviews and shopping information. If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Morning Star Industries, Inc. a nonexclusive, fee-free, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Morning Star Industries, Inc. the right to use the name or home town that you submit in connection with such content.
b. Use of Your Email Address.
Morning Star Industries, Inc. may use your email address for processing, servicing or enforcing transactions and sending related service communications; providing users with service or product updates, promotional notices and offers; and/or responding to your questions, inquiries or comments. Your email address may be used by Morning Star Industries, Inc. or any subsidiary, parent or other corporation into which Morning Star Industries, Inc. merges or is otherwise acquired or sold, in whole or in part.
c. Use by Merchant Partners.
Morning Star Industries, Inc. and its Merchant Partners share information about you for Fulfillment Uses such as using your email address for shipping and other contact information for purposes of processing, servicing or enforcing transactions and sending order status and other related communications. You can contact each Merchant Partner by clicking on the “Stores” tab, then locating the particular Merchant Partner and finding contact information in the “Merchant Information” link.
d. Co-Branding Partners.
Morning Star Industries, Inc. has Co-Branding Partners that provide unique benefits to certain loyal customers. In Co-Branded Partnerships, Morning Star Industries, Inc. may acquire or use personally identifiable information to communicate special offers, provide additional benefits or for other related uses.
e. Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Sites, and Others.
f. No Sharing with Third-Party Marketers.
We do not rent to, or share your personal information with third-party marketers without first obtaining your consent. Should this policy change in the future, Morning Star Industries, Inc. will post a notification of those changes to the homepage and other places Morning Star Industries, Inc. deems appropriate.
3. Your choices about the collection, use and sharing of your personally identifiable information
Please keep in mind that any opt-out choices you make will not apply in situations where (a) you either have made, simultaneously make, or later make a specific request for information from Morning Star Industries, Inc., (b) Morning Star Industries, Inc. uses your personal information for either “Operational Uses” or “Fulfillment Uses” (as described above in paragraph 2), (c) Morning Star Industries, Inc. shares your personal information under the provisions of paragraph 2 above with respect to “Companies That Facilitate Communications and Transactions With You,” or “Disclosures Required By Law and Disclosures to Help Protect the Security and Safety of Our Web Sites, Morning Star Industries, Inc. and Others.”
4. Morning Star Industries, Inc. Security Measures to protect your personal information
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access and improper use. On a regular basis, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Whether you’re ordering a catalog or making a purchase, we want you to feel safe and secure while visiting Morning Star Industries, Inc.. You can also feel confident making purchases from established Co-Branded Partner sites. To ensure that your credit card information is even more secure, we use secure sockets layer (SSL) software (which encrypts the information you input) when you give us your credit card information. We encrypt all credit card information and store it on a server that isn’t accessible on the Internet. Once we store that information, it can not be displayed anywhere on Morning Star Industries, Inc.. Internally, Morning Star Industries, Inc. takes extra caution to limit access to customers’ information. Only a few individuals within the company are given degrees of access to customers’ personal information according to job function and necessity. Access is granted to these employees through special passwords. All employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure, guarded environment. If you have any questions about security on our web site, you can send an email to us at email@example.com.
This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Morning Star Industries, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this site.
6. Other Information
a. Child Use.
Morning Star Industries, Inc. does not sell products for purchase by children. If you are under 18, you may use Morning Star Industries, Inc. only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
b. Legal Disclaimer.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our site.
c. Notification of Changes.
Morning Star Industries, Inc.
819 SW Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34957